Thursday 19 April 2018

Choreographed more for propaganda than planning

Stage plan: Ministers gather in Sligo to launch the 2040 blueprint
Stage plan: Ministers gather in Sligo to launch the 2040 blueprint

Shona Murray

'Well. This is a great day for the country," Minister for Business Heather Humphreys welcomed waiting journalists in a cold and sunny Sligo.

"It's a great day for Ireland," her fellow ministers trumpeted - a message they hoped would be heard in parishes near and far, urban and rural.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was so delighted he formally declared the "end of the lost decade" following years of recession.

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